Barkhad Abdi Biography


Is Barkhad Abdi is dating?

Barkhad Abdi is currently single and not dating anyone. Maybe he is focusing on his career. Abdi hasn’t talked anything about his present and past relationship as well.

Relationship Facts of Barkhad Abdi

  • Barkhad Abdi is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Barkhad Abdi?

Barkhad Abdi is a Somali-American actor. Barkhad is famous for Captain Phillips action film (2013) in the role of Muse, Eye in the Sky drama (2013) in the role of Jama Farah, and Blade Runner 2049 drama (2017) as the Doc Badger. Currently, he is filming Agent Game as Omar.

Barkhad Abdi: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, and Education

Barkhad was born on 10th April 1985 in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. His full name is Barkhad Abdinasir Abdi.Talking about his parent’s identity is still behind the curtains. However, he has 3 siblings including 2 older brothers and one younger sister.

Moving towards his educational background, he studied at Roosevelt High School. Later, he graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He holds American nationality with mixed (American-Somalia) ethnicity.

Barkhad Abdi: Early life and Career

Early Life

At the age of 6, Abdi and his family moved to Yemen due to the Somali Civil War. Besides that, his family settled down in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before entering the film industry, he used to sell mobile phones at his brother’s shop. Similarly, he used to work as a limousine driver at Chauffeur Company. Meanwhile, he worked as DJ also.


Barkhad debuted as Muse in Captain Phillips thriller films in 2013. He played the role of Roko Makoni in Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) in 2015. Similarly, in the same year, Abdi appeared in many Tv Series, and shorts such as Wolf Who Cried Boy and Eye in the Sky.

Besides that, Barkhad made his appearance in Family Guy (TV Series) as Abduwali Muse in 2016. He played the role of Ahmed in America; I Too (short) in 2017. Moreover, in the same year, Abdi was seen in many Tv series including The Pirates of Somalia, Extortion, Good Time, and Blade Runner 2049.

Furthermore, he was portrayed as Caweys in Beneath a Sea of Lights (TV Movies) in 2020. Abdi made his appearance as Doc Badger in Blade Runner: Black Lotus (TV Series) from 2021 to 2022. As of 2022, he appears as Aklilu in Tyson’s Run (TV Series). Moreover, he was seen in Agent Game as Omar.

Barkhad Abdi: Awards and Nominations

Barkhad is the winner of the Capri Breakout Actor Award for Captain Phillips (2013). Similarly, he has won the Black Reel Award for Captain Phillips (2013). Moreover, Abdi has won BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in Captain Phillips (2013).

Besides that, he is the nominee for Oscar Award for Captain Phillips (2013). Barkhad has been nominated for EDA Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Captain Phillips (2013). Furthermore, he is the nominee for the COFCA Award for Captain Phillips (2013).

Barkhad Abdi: Net worth, Salary

As of 2022, Barkhad has a net worth of $100 thousand. However, Abdi’s salary and income are still under review.

Barkhad Abdi: Controversy and Rumors

Barkhad has not been involved in any kinds of controversy and rumors till now. He has a clear profile among the public and media as well.

Body Measurements: Height and Weight

Barkhad stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches with a 54kg weight. Talking about his physical appearance, he has a Skeletal figure. Similarly, he has black eyes with curly black hair.

Social Media

Barkhad is active on all social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 29.36k followers on Facebook, 32.5k followers on Instagram and 16.8k followers on Twitter.


  • Barkhad is 37 years old.
  • His star sign is Aries.
  • Abdi has a pronounced front tooth.

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